Steps to Admission

 Admission for 2017-2018

We are currently accepting applications for the following grades in which we have openings:

  • Third Grade
  • Sixth Grade
  • Seventh Grade
  • Eighth Grade
  • Ninth Grade
  • Tenth Grade

We are also accepting applications for the Wait Pool in the following grades:

  • Second Grade
  • Fourth Grade

Completed applications are due by April 18, 2017 to be considered in our Second Round with notifications given in May.

*Note:  Completed application includes ISEE testing and all documents received.

Open Houses:  Open Houses for admission in 2017-2018 were held on October 28, November 11, December 2 and January 13.  Click HERE to watch two short videos highlighting information shared at our Open House presentations.

Campus Tours:  All applicants will be required to tour our campus and visit classrooms.  Please contact the Admissions Office to schedule a tour.

Online Application: The application requires the following items to be considered complete and ready for review by the Headmaster of the school to which the student is applying:

  1. Student Photo
  2. Family Photo
  3. Copy of Official State Birth Certificate
  4. Copy of Current Report Card (or Progress Report, if Kinder applicant)
  5. Copy of Prior Year Standardized Testing, if available
  6. Completed Teacher Questionnaire (Math & English for 6th-11thgrades)
  7. Completed Headmaster/ Principal Questionnaire (or Pre-K Program Director, if Kinder applicant)
  8. On-site academic testing (applicants for Kinder – 4thgrade)
  9. ISEE testing (applicants for 5thgrade or above)

Testing (Grades K-4th):  The Admissions Office will contact the applicant family to schedule on-site testing. Please note that Kindergarten applicants must be 5 years old by August 1st of the entering school year.

Testing (Grades 5-11th):  Student applying for 5th grade and above must take the Independent School Entrance Examination (www.iseetest.org).

There are private schools in our area that are “open” test sites in which any student applying to any school may sit for the test at their school.  In addition, Prometrics is a testing facility with locations across the country, including San Antonio (16648 San Pedro Avenue, San Antonio, 78232, 210-494-7263). To register your student to take the test at another private school or at Prometrics, go to www.iseetest.org.  Our school’s code is 447583, which is needed for the registration form. This test must be taken before an application is considered complete and ready for review.  

Application Review:  Once the application (including testing) is complete, the file will be reviewed by the Headmaster of the school to which the student is applying for approval to proceed to the next step in the application process.

Student Interview:  All students of both current and new families applying to 4th grade and above will interview with the Headmaster of the school to which they are applying. The Admissions Office will contact the family to schedule the student interview.

Parent Interview:  Once an application has received approval from the Headmaster, the Admissions Office will contact parents to schedule their parent interview.  The parent interview is only necessary for new families, not current GSB families.  Parent interviews will be conducted on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Andrea Martin in the Admissions Office (830-755-6101, ext. 203).